Newnan woman, 78, found; critical after 4 days missing
by Fox 5 Atlanta
July 30, 2013 05:09 PM | 2399 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eleanor Alexander
Eleanor Alexander

Not only a family, but likely a community, is both relieved and rejoicing Tuesday. A 78-year-old woman suffering from dementia and last seen early Saturday morning has been found.

Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager says Eleanor Alexander was found lying just inside of a woodline, adjacent to an open field set several hundred yards away from the nearest road. The sheriff said Alexander wasn't able to stand or speak, suffered numerous bug bites and appeared greatly weakened overall.

Paramedics worked fast to safely move Alexander from where she'd been found to a helicopter landed in the nearby field and waiting to airlift her to medical center for treatment. As they administered oxygen and fluids to her, Alexander was said to become more lucid and managed to move one of her arms.

The paramedics wrapped Alexander from head to toe in what appeared to be a light-colored sheet or blanket, lifted her from the ground and carried her to the helicopter.

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